My research revolves around soft condensed matter and self assembly. In particular, I am interested in the phase behaviour of systems composed by anisotropically interacting nano- and micro-sized particles.

My weapons of choice are computer simulations and theoretical approaches devised for the investigation of complex fluids. Some of the systems I have studied throughout my career are presented in the image gallery above.

Part (an increasingly large part) of my simulations are carried out with oxDNA, which is an open source, general purpose simulation package I have developed together with the J. Doye and A. Louis research groups in Oxford.

In 2016 I have been awarded a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, based in Oxford (UK). The title of the project is "The dynamics and rheology of self-assembled empty liquids: from patchy toy models to anisotropic realistic systems".

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You can contact me at lorenzo.rovigatti [at]

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 702298